It’s one of the great and incontrovertible truths of tech that, as sure as night follows day, what happens in the US market will cross the pond and happen in the UK before too long. In this case, that can be only good news for the UK.
US computing giants Microsoft have just announced a $3.5 billion investment plan to create over 10,000 IT jobs in the US, before the end of summer. If previous expansion plans are anything to go by, the announcement is certain to have a positive effect on graduate recruitment in the UK, since Microsoft will seek to match its expansion with similar increase in its other key territories.
Only a year after it was forced to shed jobs in order to fight the effects of the recession, Microsoft and other large IT companies are starting to embrace initiatives that will see them hiring significant numbers of graduates by the end of this year.
The move represents something of an about-turn for Microsoft. As recently as the beginning of 2009, they were planning to cut over 5,000 jobs. But it seems that, just one year later, the software behemoth is now crying out for new recruits.
There are hundreds of graduate jobs to browse on CWJobs. Demand for analysts, network and security wannabes remains high, while newly qualified computer graduates who are keen to learn are still popular with recruiters.
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